Our People Iwi

Our children are taught by hard working, passionate and committed teachers, who are well trained and focussed on the learning of every child. Our teachers work collaboratively in well resourced classrooms and are supported by a large learning support team focussed on individual needs.We are a large family whānau and it includes our administration staff and a caretaker who are all committed to our school and the children who come here. Somerfield School has several part-time teachers including Reading Recovery, Beginning Teacher release, ORS, Special Needs teachers and Learning Support teachers targeted to school achievement goals. The school has a focus on learning support and the DP undertakes this role. The DP is also the SENCO. The AP has responsibility for curriculum, achievement, assessment and behaviour management. Teachers are supported by a dedicated group of support staff which includes secretaries, office assistant, finance officer, caretaker and teacher aides.

Senior Leadership Team

Denise Torrey
Principal   

Rowan Lockton
Deputy Principal   

Abby Blanch
Assistant Principal   

Waka Mōkihi

Tanya Barnes
Room 19   

Janet Davidson
Room 20   

Michelle Fraser
Room 12   

Karen Haines
Senior Leadership
Support (Ropu Leader)   

Dave Harrison
Room 8   

Latiesha Egan
Room 9   

Kirsten Kotoul
Room 10   

Kim Radcliffe-Price
Room 11   

Waka Kōpapa

Jacob Katsipis
Room 13   

Julie Wellbeloved
Room 14   

Vicki Fahey
Room 15   

Jane Rutherford
Room 16   

Kellie Englefield (Nee Knight)
Room 17 (Ropu Leader)   

Jane Brittenden
Room 18   

Waka Tētē

Sanchia Paterson
Room 1   

Daniel Caigou
Room 1A   

Kate Jenkins
Room 2 (on maternity leave)   

Dan Versteeg
Room 3   

Sarah Price
Room 3A   

Rebecca Whitehead
Room 4   

Andrea Katsipis
Room 2   

Administration Staff

Julie Bassett
PA   

Candace Righton
Finance   

Lisa Proudfoot
Office   

Part-time teaching Staff

Jo Finch

Paulette Knowles

Simone Squires Brown

Gavin Stevenson

Support Staff

Anne Wilson
Librarian 

Paula Adam-Stace

Kerry Miller

Alister Marsh

Kelly Richardson

Tina Sjerps

Rhys Skimmer

Alex Alzatz-Thompson

Tiffany Hider

Anna Weston

Greg Pateman
Caretaker